The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.
Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new ... Written by
In the beginning sequence, Malcolm repeats a question in Spanish, "¿Cuál es la punta de vivir?" (What is the point of living?). Later, while taking pictures and explaining why he left the Police Department, he reiterates that question in Spanish as Ed, wording it a little differently - "¿QUÉ es la punta de vivir?" (emphasis added). Different words, both meaning "what" but used in different situations - "Cuál" would be the appropriate word in this question. See more »
What are you doing?
Sorry, lady. It's a step down from the Ramada but it'll have to do.
I'm not staying here! Are you out of your mind? This is my car. You work for me, and you get those bags back in this car right now!
[Ed drags her out of the limo]
Listen, I understand the bleeding person has medical condition, okay? But so do I. My lung walls have... depleted cilia. If I stay here, I could asphyxiate!
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The first few opening credits leave behind a letter to the word "IDENTITY" as they fade away. See more »
Identity brings a new meaning to the term "A Psychological thriller"
Let me tell you that I will give away nothing about the plot in this review and no spoilers will be included.
The movie is really a multi genre film. Thriller, Suspense, Horror but I would definately put it more into the mystery category.
The story is hard enough to explain but trust me see the movie and you will not regret it.
The acting is perfect, each character is played extremely well by their respective actors, Ray Liotta, John Cusack, Amanda Peet and many others really do make this a top notch movie and one that will keep you guessing right till the final credits.
I must also state that this movie involves one of the biggest twists that I have ever seen in a movie since the sixth sense or even the others. The twist is unforgettable and is enough of a reason to go out and see this amazingly written and directed edge-of-your-seat-thriller.
Let me finish by saying that I gave this movie a perfect 10, you cant beat it and for a genuine shock and thrill see this one because I know that you will enjoy it.
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